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Among the most striking of the flowers that bloom from bulbs, gladiolus are best known and most often grown for cut flowers. Our bulbs are of fine quality, #1 size for the tall standard varieties and top size for the border gladiolus. You will find that these larger bulb sizes produce stronger plants and larger flowers than the so-called ‘landscape’ (smaller) bulb sizes often offered in the trade.
Planting Gladiolus corms outdoors in late spring: Although you may plant gladiolus corms directly into the soil, you may wish to consider a simple, yet effective fungicidal treatment prior to planting: Fill a 2 gallon bucket with water and add 1 cup of household bleach. Place the gladiolus corms in the water, soaking them for about 15 min. to 1⁄2 hour. Remove and let dry naturally. Plant normally.
Gladiolus start shipping early March.